Studies indicated that majority of corporate and government leaders today fall short when it comes to this foundational element of strategy.
7 out of 10 leaders say they don’t consider themselves to be strategic thinkers according to Chief Executive magazine
To picture the power of Strategic Thinking in context, think of the Apple and greatest corporate turnaround story in our time.In 1997, Apple was close to bankruptcy, stock price at less than 1 $ a share. Steve Jobs returned to the company he founded, Steve’s strategic thinking and innovation led to the many “i” devices we “Like” and use today, Apple’s Apple’s market capitalization went from $3 billion at the start of 1997 to $350 billion in 2011, Apple share value soared by 9,000%.
One of Steve Jobs quotes offers one of the best definitions ever of strategic thinking: “I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.”
The lesson that we can learn from Steve & other strategic thinkers
Envision future possibilities, not just today’s realities.
Past is not destined to repeat itself — we can shape the future that we want.
Think of tomorrow’s game rules, not today’s game results.